Scientific classification and taxonomy of Setaria italica
Species: S. italica
Common names of Setaria italica :-English. Italian Millet; Gujrati. Karig ; Marathi. Rala.
Grown in Karnatak, Deccan, Konkan and Gujarat.
The total area under cultivation is about 1,64,248 acres,
out of which nearly 94 % is in Karnatak.
There are two varieties namely red and white.
The husked grain is usually boiled and eaten whole.